The End Of The Tonight Show?

“What we are watching, probably, is the slow death of The Tonight Show as an institution in the U.S. popular culture. It’s dying because NBC is killing it with a punch here and a stab in the back there. Of course, it’s perfectly possible that Jay Leno’s show will be a disaster, especially in the ratings, if a competing network has a hot drama airing at 10 on a weeknight. But NBC won’t let go of Leno’s show easily or quickly. For a start, rumour has it that Leno will walk away with tens of millions of dollars if the plug is pulled early.”